The State of Israel deserved criticism, not because it spied on America, but because it feels the necessity to apologize and to punish Gen. Sella.
Israel spying in no way compromised America's security versus the Russians. It was only to find information about Israel's so-called moderate Arab neighbors. America, by arming the Arabs with F-15 jets, battle tanks and various types of missiles have caused Israel concern as to how the weapons will be put to use and has necessitated an Israel counter move to the weapons systems.
Pollard also gave Israel vital information that enabled them to bomb the Palestine Liberation Organization headquarters in Tunisia, which is much the same type of operations that America undertook against Libya.
Gen. Sella is a true Jewish hero. He is the first man in history to shoot down a MIG-21 in aerial combat. He also is responsible for taking the first close aerial photograph of the SAM-6 missile. In addition, Sella is the one who planned the attack against the Iraqi nuclear reactor in July of 1981. In June of 1982, Sella masterminded the devastation of the Russo-Syrian missile deployment during the Lebanon war. America would be much more secure with a man like Sella as secretary of defense than Casper W. Weinberger.